Patrick McElnea (b. 1981) is based in Los Angeles, California. His work uses pigment, pixilation, and phrasing to visualize relationships based on difference. Recent photographs are made in pairs, where the same scene is fabricated in different ways. Like a story told though separate lenses they picture fantasies of selfhood, inheritance, or flesh as two versions of the same scene. His videos similarly explore how images are collaboratively constructed or misconstrued, specifically under the care of preventative medicine, primary education, and art therapy. McElnea is interested in the things that make us strangers to ourselves as sites of contact with something or someone else. He has had solo exhibitions at Ortega y Gasset Projects in New York, and Daniel Weinburg Gallery in Los Angeles. He earned his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University in 2008 and his BFA from The Cooper Union in 2004.